Cerion pauli M. Smith, 1943

Original Description

"Shell of moderate size, extremely narrow, solid, rimate perforate, ground color whitish or cream, surface with a silk-like luster, ornamented with chestnut colored longitudinal flames which cover less than one-half the surface.  Sculpture consisting of slightly oblique longitudinal growth riblets of varying size, a few of which suggest slight varices, becoming more oblique upon the body whorl.  Spire somewhat swollen near center, post-nuclear whorls 10, slightly convex, each whorl keeled anteriorly adjacent to the suture and forming an "overhang."  Suture deep, beyond the first five whorls slightly descending, especially toward maturity.  Nuclear whorls 3, the second the largest, cream color with a pearl-like sheen.  Parietal lamina strong, slight indications of lamina upon axial wall.  Aperture angulate above, obliquely extended, exterior of extension  adjacent to the axis characterized by several previous lip formations which stand out prominently.  Peristome continuous, outer edge somewhat pointed adjacent to the suture, with in certain individuals a previous labrum outside and which at its termination is bifurcate."  (Smith, 1943:60)
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